FINDING THE SIAN KA'AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE

When approaching the Mayan Arch (the entrance of the Biosphere Reserve) via hire car from the north (Playa del Carmen), we recommend taking Highway 307 southwards towards Tulum. When you reach Tulum itself, you get to the first big intersection with traffic lights, here you take a left turn towards the Tulum beach hotel zone (the street sign says Boca Paila).*

*On your right, you’ll see a parking lot which is also home to a Bancomer Bank, Hertz car rental and San Francisco superstore. Although we’ll provide you with bottled water, natural fresh juice drink, a Mayan lunch and fruit, we advise if you plan on staying over night in the Biosphere Reserve, that you pick up food and drink from the superstore as there is nowhere, apart from Punta Allen to buy supplies within the Reserve.*

At the end of this road you have on your left a hotel called Kore Tulum, there you follow the road to your right. this is the Tulum coastal road and you will pass lots of small hotels and cabañas until you reach the Mayan Arch – the entrance to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Reserve guards will be on-hand to greet you and to take your entrance fee. If you have reserved a tour with us, you do not have to pay this fee, this fee is included in your tour price. We will provide you with your brazelet. once you get to embarcation area. Just let the guard know that you have booked a tour with Aldo from Visit Sian Ka'an.